Battle Flags of Minnesota.

2nd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment - National Flag

For their bravery in the Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky in January 1862, the 2nd Minnesota was presented this 34-star flag by the Loyal Ladies of Louisville Soldiers Association and placed it in service in April 1863.

Hugh Wilkins, a Louisville, Kentucky flag maker, used a light blue canton with silver-leafed stars and distinctive sheet metal spear point to set it apart from other U.S. flags made during the war.